Marshall delight as Blott signs for Pickering

Ryan Blott
Ryan Blott

Pickering Town manager Paul Marshall was delighted to confirm former Scarborough Athletic striker Ryan Blott as the club's first signing of the summer.

Blott leaves Boro after scoring just shy of 250 goals since originally joining up in 2007, which was the club's debut season.

This marquee capture adds more weight to Pickering's lofty ambitions for the new NCEL Premier campaign.

Marshall said: "I am delighted to have signed Ryan. I tried a few times when I was at Tadcaster, but his situation has changed a little now and he will struggle with the travelling in the Evo-Stik League.

"All of our goals came from midfield last season, we lacked a prolific striker, which is exactly what Ryan is.

"When he was playing NCEL football he was averaging 30 goals a season, if he can get near that and we have Callum Ward, Ryan Cooper, Ged Dalton, Lewis Taylor and Joe Danby chipping in, then I don't think we'll be far away.

"This signing is massive for a club like Pickering. Ryan seems like he has been around for ever, but he is only 28.

"With his addition, linking with the squad we have, then I do think we'll be very strong next season."